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Updated on July 4, 2011

Is he a good listener?

Only a few days ago, Businessman Herman Cain, the Republican Party candidate for president, was asking why so many White House economic experts were resigning their posts.

He attributed that to the Obama government not listening to good advise; hence, the country's economy was in shambles.

Many people, however, know that these experts or specialists come and go; they are in and out of every administration for various reasons, and so, the present scene in the WH is nothing new. They are replaced soon after, or even before they leave, in some cases.

Yet, Mr. Cain was trying to squeeze some political advantage out of the situation, to make the administration look bad. So, the question should be, did he succeed or not? The answer could be anyone's guess.

Now, within the time frame that he was monitoring the affairs taking place in the Obama administration, he was being confronted with similar resignations from his own campaign. It came out a day or so ago that his staffers were leaving him left, right and center. He must have felt giddy about it all.

First, it was Matt Murphy, the New Hampshire State director and Jim Zeiler, the regional director, who flee from Cain's camp; then came Tina Goff, the Iowa organizational director, who quit for lack of interest in the Iowa Straw polls, which also made another official, Kevin Hart, the Straw Poll coordinator, to hang up his hat.

The same type of problems have been plaguing Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose top campaign officials resigned en masse a few weeks ago.

There have been so many goings on in the Republican field of presidential candidates; and one could not put a finger on a single incident that would make interesting reading than Mr. Cain calling on President Obama to pay attention to the advise of his financial experts.

Could that be true, or was it that they (experts) have been forced to resign due to their own ineptitude? Or that their reports could have caused the administration to find itself in dire straits? Who could tell?

As for Mr. Cain, one could assume that he was a good listener; and that he took his campaign staff members seriously and put their advise to practical use. If so, why were they quitting? Who could tell; who could tell?

It would be wise for Mr. Cain to stop fantasizing that all was well in his campaign; because it was not.

Also, he should realize that government was about weighing advise and making decisions, and not jumping to conclusions on the smallest of advise, whether it was good or bad.

He could rev up mainstream conservatives, but not mainstream America.


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    • tsadjatko profile image

      TSAD 6 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      I beg to differ on this statement "../government was about weighing advise and making decisions.." That really isn't what government is about - The Constitution’s Preamble says the federal government was established (and the Constitution was adopted) to “form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

      I don't see in there "weighing advise and making decisions" which is part of the process of carrying out the duties of any organization, frankly just part of living, but I would not say that is what the federal government is all about or that it even has a place in describing what the government is about. That is what is wrong today with our politicians - they want to redefine what the federal government is about to be as all encompassing as possible so that it can control every aspect of our life - that has to end.